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Mavi Guesthouse

Kutlugun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hostel I never been. Feeling like home. In the middle of everything. Ali and Osman were very helpful. They helped us booked the rest of our trip in other cities. Clean room, clean kitchen (always open), good breakfast (8 till 12 ; longest breakfast you can find lol). Without questioning, if I ever have to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful few days in Istanbul on my own, and stayed at Mavi Guesthouse. I was warmly welcomed by the owners/management and was given a great double room. The bed was very comfortable, room was clean, and I slept well. The bathrooms are small, but always clean, and there was always a shower free for me to use.... More 

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Perlis, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Our first night in Istanbul, we booked for a triple room with private bathroom but upon arrival, we were checked into a mixed four dormitory room with shared bathroom. Hostel owner didn't compensate, and we had to pay for the triple room. Bathroom condition is terrible. Broken shower head in one of the bathrooms, only cold water at the sink.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Hostel on a great location in Istanbul. The staff is very friendly! Bathrooms/toilets are not very clean and it is really noisy. Great place to stay for a few nights and if you want to be in the city a lot. We stayed for 10 nights and that was a bit too long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Pros: 1. very convenient location. Most of the places to visit can be reached by walk. 2. Very friendly and helpful Staff 3. Clean rooms and bathrooms 4. Breakfast is included (Same limited menu though - bread, a boiled egg, 2/3 slices of tomato and cucumber, a small chiplet of butter,jam, cheese 5. Kitchen is accessible to guests till 10... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

-Friendly and helpful staff -Good service -Nice price -Nice location I left some souvenirs in the hostel. And they kindly help me to send those things back. Besides, they served me and my friend for a hot apple when we arrived the hostel and gave some advise for our trip in Istanbul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I stayed in June, after spending 10 days or so at another hostel. Firstly, the staff is one of the best I've ever seen anywhere. Ali is one of two people in the city to do the Pub Crawl (at the time). He is amazingly helpful and SO dedicated, there all the time, can't ask for a cooler, wiser, friendlier... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

- Poor breakfast: white bread, butter, an egg, a small bit of cheese and jam, plus tea or coffee (Nescafé, powder milk). You get more tea/coffee if you ask. There's a small, cheap shop nearby where you can buy more stuff. - Airport to hostel: public transport (closes 24:00) or taxi (65 lira at airport, 25-40 lira if you ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Very nice people running this place and they provide fantastic service. Very reasonable, competitive pricing and it is very close to everything you will want to see. Unfortunately missed the pub crawl as my flight was delayed, but heard great things about that as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Ali is great: friendly and extremely helpful in anything Istanbul, be it hamams or the tram. The Pub Crawl is a must (Ali takes you around himself and there's a discount when part of the hostel compared with the normal price). I stayed with a friend in the double private room which was very comfortable. Breakfast included which is always... More 

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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